“In a sea of photographers how do I choose?”
This is something I commonly here from brides. The sheer overwhelming feeling that comes across them when they start on their search for a wedding photographer. All the while throughout their search being met with such terms as “natural light photographer” and statements like “we create modern bohemian images with a flare” or the horror of all horrors; photo tech speak “I shoot on a Canon 5d Markii with a 24-70 2.8 L series lens” And your thinking: “saaaaaay whhhaaaat?
Now it’s no wonder figuring out who you should hire is like some masters crash course in photography you didn’t sign up for. How should you be expected to be a savant on the subject all the sudden?!
To try to ease the pain of comparing apples to apples, apples to oranges and oranges to cantaloupes we have put together a list of four tips to help you select your wedding photographer.
First let’s go with probably the easiest to judge, the photographer’s style. Does it interest you? Do you like it? Do you LOVE it? Could you not see yourself hiring anyone else because a certain photographer’s style is everything you’ve ever dreamed of for your photos. It’s important that you love the work of who you are hiring- because the style is going to go hand and hand with the photographer. If you end up hiring a super modern/editorial photographer and later ask them to shoot super traditional, it’s not going to work out well for anyone. It will stifle your photographer creatively and more than likely you’ll end up with less than stellar shots. Which sorta leads me into the next item…
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